NIACE Podcast National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) podcast http://www.niace.org.uk en-uk 2009 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 03:50:35 +0100 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 03:50:35 +0100 Quick Reads 2009: Interview with Patience Thomson http://basic-skills.co.uk/sites/default/files/patience.thompson.mp3 <p>Patience Thomson is a writer, lecturer and expert on reading. She was a head teacher at a school in London for children with specific learning difficulties and she co-founded Barrington Stoke, a publisher of books for reluctant readers. She speaks to Ed Melia, NIACE Press Officer, about her life helping people to read and her Quick Read - <a href="http://www.niace.org.uk/QuickReads/user/book_detail.php?BookID=58">101 ways to get your child to read</a>.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2009 17:13:29 +0000 Quick Reads 2009: Interview with Ian Rankin http://basic-skills.co.uk/sites/default/files/IanRankin.mp3 <p>Ian Rankin talks about his new Quick Reads book entitled "A Cool Head".</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2009 16:16:00 +0000 Young care-leavers podcast http://basic-skills.co.uk/sites/default/files/Dean%20Maguire%20podcast.mp3 <p>Dean Maguire left home when he was 15. His school attendance was very poor, he was using drugs and alcohol and was arrested on a number of occasions. But the support he got from the Depaul Trust is an example of how young care-leavers can get their lives back on track.</p> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:27:50 +0000 A Right to a Voice - Kaiwan's Story http://basic-skills.co.uk/sites/default/files/Kaiwans-story.mp3 <p>To highlight why NIACE has launched the campaign - <em>A Right to a Voice</em> - Ed Melia, NIACE Press Officer, spoke to Kaiwan Mahmud, an Adult Learners' Week winner from 2007. Kaiwan talks about his life in Iraq, his long journey to England and how he adapted to life here.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:52:17 +0000 Next Generation Learning podcast http://basic-skills.co.uk/sites/default/files/NGL.mp3 <p>Technology has had a positive impact in many areas of adult learning &ndash; as Becta&rsquo;s Next Generation Learning campaign says, &ldquo;In the classroom and at home, technology can excite learners, offer new ways to do things and make learning fun.&rdquo; <span>Ed Melia, Press Officer at NIACE visited a French class in Middlesbrough to see how they had been using new opportunities afforded by technology. Listen to views from learners, tutors and Jane Williams - Becta Executive Director Further Education, Skills and Regeneration - explaining the Next Generation Learning campaign.</span></p> Sat, 08 Nov 2008 13:42:32 +0000 The impact of LLN in The Army http://basic-skills.co.uk/sites/default/files/Army%5B1%5D.mp3 <p>A podcast about the impact of Literacy, Language and Numeracy in The Army.</p> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:45:54 +0100 Improving skills for life for grandparents and grandchildren http://basic-skills.co.uk/sites/default/files/Grandparents%5B1%5D.mp3 <p>A podcast featuring family learning at Lawford Mead Infant and Nursery School in Chelmsford.</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:53:13 +0100 The impact of LLN at Transport for London http://basic-skills.co.uk/sites/default/files/Transport-for-London%5B1%5D.mp3 <p>A podcast about how Literacy, Langauge and Numeracy has had an impact for staff at Transport for London.</p> Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:51:32 +0100 Learning works for Safari Bob http://basic-skills.co.uk/sites/default/files/Bob-Lawrence-SUN08%5B1%5D.mp3 <p>Adult Learners' Week award winner, Bob Lawrence, is Director of Wildlife at West Midlands Safari Park and has worked there for over 30 years. Bob speaks to NIACE Press Officer Ed Melia about his work with animals and why, in spite of being one of the countrys leading experts, he decided to go to University to study Zoo Biology.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2008 10:55:09 +0100 Can read - can write http://basic-skills.co.uk/sites/default/files/cant-read-cant-write%5B1%5D.mp3 <p>The Channel 4 programme 'Can't read, Can't write', showed the journey of adult learners who are learning to read and write. One of the learners - Linda Worden - speaks to NIACE Press Officer, Ed Melia, about her experiences at school, her frustration in trying to access courses and what her life is like now she can read and write.</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2008 10:56:42 +0100